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Coins from UNITIED KINGDOM Bag of 60 5p Old Size Five Pence Coins 1968 - 1989

£8.50

Coins from UNITIED KINGDOM Bag of 60 5p Old Size Five Pence Coins 1968 - 1989

The original 5p was first issued in 1968 as a larger coin and was initially used alongside and was the same size as its predecimal equivalent coin, the shilling. In 1990 the 5p was made smaller and lighter but was initially thought by many to be a bit too small.

Size: 23.59mm

Width: 1.7mm

Metal Composition 1968 – 1990: Cupro-nickel (75% copper, 25% nickel)

Weight: 5.65 grammes

Queen Elizabeth II

1968 x 5 1969 x 8 1970 x 13 1971 x 2 1975 x 2

1977 x 1 1978 x 2 1979 x 5 1980 x 11 1987 x 3

1988 x 1 1989 x 6

Total = 60

Bag of Coins Weighs: 339.6 g 11.97 oz

Weight each: 5.66 g

Diameter: ¾” 2.4 cm

Condition: all in differing states of circulation wear. One needs a good clean to recover otherwise all is well with the others. 

SKU MA249 195 cb

 


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